Thursday, November 21, 2013
Potts Camp News
Veterans Day program held at Mary Reid
“God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. Therefore will not we fear, though the earth be removed, and though the mountains be carried into the midst of the sea…” Psalms 46:1-2.
Sympathy is extended to the family of Renee Gandy, who passed away on Sunday, Nov. 10 at Baptist Memorial Hospital, Oxford following a lengthy illness. Please continue to pray for Garland and their three children.
Mary Reid School third grade students gave thanks and paid tribute in a spectacular program on Veterans Day to a large crowd including 18 American veterans from all branches of the military. Under the direction of teachers Mrs. Joyner and Mrs. Lewis, their program consisted of patriotic musical selections and speaking parts. Patriotic posters designed by students were placed around the auditorium that was also decorated in the theme of the occasion. It was a very special and touching presentation. Thanks also to Principal Pat Kennedy for her untiring efforts to the faculty, staff and students. Vietnam War veteran Bobby Howell proudly poses with his granddaughter Gracen Sage and Principal Kennedy at the poster designed by the third grader who also led in the Pledge of Allegiance during the program.
Carol Lynn Gurley also attended a Veterans Day Pep Rally at the New Albany Middle School. Her granddaughter, Avery Grace Shaw, is one of the cheerleaders. Veterans were also honored during their presentations.
Congratulations to winners in the Potts Camp High School Beauty Review, Monday night, Nov. 11. They were: most beautiful, Terri Peace; first alternate, Taylor Childress; second alternate, Alea Gurley; third alternate, Rachel Waddle; and fourth alternate, Reagann Bing. Emcee was Daniel Minor. Also, congratulations to the winners of the four divisions in the pageant held Saturday night for babies through 12 years of age. Winners were Annalee Claire Akin (0-2), Makenzie Yeager (3-5), Rylee Farr (6-8) and Kylie Gurley (9-12).
Get well wishes are sent to Joyce Clayton. She spent several days in the New Albany Medical Center and is now recuperating at home and doing well. She appreciates all of the calls, visits, cards, and especially the prayers on her behalf.
Visitors in my home on Nov. 12 were Joan Gurley, Doris Poole, Sue Rowland and Nancy Lane. We enjoyed a time of visiting and eating pizza. Also, Sue brought some delicious homemade vegetable soup and cornbread. It was a very good day. On Friday, Margaret Hart, Mitch, Jeanette and Emily Stone and Kathryn Sundstrom came to visit. Carol Lynn Gurley and Jean Gurley came for visits on Sunday afternoon.
Last year on April 21, Sea G. Rhyder, a woman on horseback and leading a pack horse, came through our town on her way to Minot, Maine, to lead a parade. She had been traveling since October 11, 2011, starting out in California on her quest to cross the U.S.A. on horseback. She has now completed her journey and the parade is now a thing of the past. She had a blog of her travels and I, along with many others, kept up with the journey. And, what a journey it was! She posted news articles that came out in several newspapers that included lots of parade pictures. There were over 100 participants in the parade. She also posted that she is now back at the home of her parents in New York and she and the ponies are exhausted. Next, she wants to move to Mississippi to write a book. While traveling through our beautiful state, she found just the old homestead that caught her eye to call home. She hopes to soon be living in the beautiful old rambling farmhouse that does not have lots of our modern conveniences, but will be just what she and her ponies crave. It was an adventure that we hope to read in her book in the very near future. And, we were fortunate enough to be on her route and have a chance to meet and have a short visit with this adventurer. From her blogs, she has lots of stories to tell and pictures to share!
We had a little excitement in the neighborhood last Thursday. An old oak tree at the home of Mitch and Jeanette Stone had been deteriorating and had to come down. It was very large and the limbs stretched way out making very good shade as well as holding an inner tube horse swing for the children. According to Annie Ruth Stone, the tree was there when she was a child as it was at the home of her parents. She estimates the age as being 80-90 years old. The circumference around the bottom was around five feet. It had served many years of usefulness and will be missed. The grandchildren as well as great-nieces and nephews of the family will certainly miss the swing and they will also miss the shade. Lots of family events have taken place under the old oak tree and it holds many memories!
Happy Birthday to Jason Gurley (Nov. 22), Katherine Sundstrom and Willie Howell Herron (Nov. 23), Karen Green and Billy Cline (Nov. 24), Tyler Knight (Nov. 25), Rev. Don Newton (Nov. 26), and Macy Watkins (Nov. 27).
Prayer list: Annie Allen, Gayle Ash, Adam Burge, Joyce Clayton, Peggy Cook, Joe Cooper, Matthew Cooper, Steve Culver, George and Dorothy Dickey, Taylor and Tucker Goode, Pam Brower Hammond and her son, David Louis Hammond, Robert and Jean King, Terri Kitchens, Troy Leopard, Mildred Marbury, Elizabeth Morris, Gracie McCallum, Wade Murphy, Rev. Don and Tricia Newton, Junior Overall, Gladys Rhynes, David Rooker, Allen Sexton, Mike Shaw, Pam Sparks, Cooper Vaughn, Jean S. Whaley, Bill Witt, and J.B. Work.
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Harvest Day Program at Trinity Church
Israelites cross the Red Sea on dry ground.
Moses answered the people. Do not be afraid. Stand firm and you will see the deliveries the Lord will bring you today. The Egyptians you see today you will never see again. The Lord will fight for you. You need only to be still. Exodus 14:13-14.
To the people of this community and the surrounding area, remember Greenfield Presbyterian Church, Hamilton Chapel, Watson Chapel, and Wilkins Chapel CME churches are still having regular Sunday school, worship services and Bible study. Come worship with one of them.
Greenfield Church will have combined services with Trinity Presbyterian Church, Sunday, Nov. 24, at 11 a.m. Rev. Evelyn C. Elliott will be the guest speaker. Pastor W. James Lyons is the host. The public is invited. This is the annual Harvest Day Program.
Annual Banquet will be held at Miller’s Court No. 301, Waterford Lodge No. 450, Sat., Nov. 23, at 7 p.m. in the lodge hall. There will be good food and an inspirational speaker. There is a $12 donation. Everyone is invited.
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